Make your own free website on

Big Stuff

Amusement Park With Most Rides
Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson, New Jersey, USA, has a total of 71 different permanent mechanical rides, more than any theme park in the world. The park, which now boasts 12 roller-coasters, opened its doors on July 4, 1974 and covers 56.6 ha (140 acres).

Largest Beach Towel
A beach towel made by Maiden Sunshine España, and displayed at the Textile Hogar textile fair held in Valencia, Spain, on January 25, 2000, measured 9.4 x 14.46 m (30 ft 10 in x 47 ft 5 in).

Largest Known Prime Number
The largest known prime number was discovered by Michael Cameron, and announced on 5 December 2001. It is (2 to the power of 13,466,917) – 1. It would have 4,053,946 digits if you were to write it out in full. There is a $100,000 reward to the person who discovers the first ten-million-digit prime number.

Biggest Cooler
An air cooler named "Big Boy" measured 4.33 m (14 ft 2.5 in) in height, and was manufactured by Symphony Comfort Systems Limited based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, in January 2000. The record-breaking cooler is a scaled-up version of their popular Rs 7000 Sumo model. It was put on public display on the lawn of the company's factory and after being shown at various trade shows it was suggested it could be given as a gift to India's President.

Largest Carved Sapphire
The largest carved sapphire is the Millennium Sapphire. It weighs 61,500 carats (12.397 kg, 27 lb 5.3 oz) and was carved by designer Alessio Boschi. The images adorning the gem celebrate the creative genius of humanity.

Largest Rubber Band Ball
The world’s largest rubber band ball was constructed by Tony Evans of Swansea, Wales, UK. The ball weighed 1,144.86 kg (2,524 lb) when measured at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, UK on May 30, 2002.

Coin Collection From Most Countries
India's Rahul Samant has a coin collection with coins from 230 countries. One-hundred and ninety are from sovereign countries, 33 from dependencies of sovereign states, six from disputed territories and one from one other territory).

Largest Axe
A steel axe measuring 18.28 m (60 ft) long and 7 m (23 ft) wide, and weighing 7 tonnes (7.1 tons), was presented to the town of Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada, on May 11, 1991. The axe was built to commemorate the town's selection as Forestry Capital of Canada for 1991. Calculations suggested that it would take a 140-tonne (308,647-lb) lumberjack to swing the axe... luckily, a crane was at hand to lift the colossal chopper into its concrete base.

Largest Artificial Island
The Mega-Float island at Yokosuka Port, Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan, is 1,000 m (3,280 ft 10 in) long, 121 m (396 ft 11.7 in) wide, and 3 m (9 ft 10 in) deep. It was opened to the public on August 10, 1999.

Largest Collection Of Canes
Robert McKay of Manitoba, Canada, has a collection of 639 unique walking canes. Each cane in his collection is hand-made from wood.

Largest Flag
The world's largest flag is the US "Superflag", owned by "Ski" Demski of Long Beach, California, USA. It measures 154 m x 78 m (505 ft x 225 ft), and weighs 1.36 tonnes (1.34 tons).



Back to Human Achievements Menu   Back to the Records Menu      Back to the Main Menu